William Pitt. Charles James Fox. Sir James Mackintosh. Lord Erskine

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Charles Kendall Adams
Putnam, 1884

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Page 170 - Why is that man expiring ? Why is that other writhing with agony? What means this implacable fury?" The answer must be: "You are quite wrong, sir ; you deceive yourself — they are not fighting — do not disturb them — they are merely pausing! This man is not expiring with agony — that man is not dead — he is only pausing...
Page 5 - he was not merely a chip of the old block, but the old block itself.
Page 289 - Angel last replied. This having learn'd, thou hast attain'd the sum Of wisdom; hope no higher, though all the stars Thou knew'st by name, and all the ethereal powers, All secrets of the deep, all Nature's works, Or works of God in Heaven, air, earth, or sea, And all the riches of this world...
Page 257 - ... satirist on his tyranny to be convicted and punished as a libeller ; and in this court, almost in sight of the scaffold streaming with the blood...
Page 289 - A virgin is his mother, but his sire The power of the Most High : he shall ascend The throne hereditary, and bound his reign With earth's wide bounds, his glory with the heavens.
Page 288 - Where angels tremble while they gaze, He saw; but, blasted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night.
Page 9 - If, however, the baneful alliance is not already formed, if this ill-omened marriage is not already solemnized, I know a just and lawful impediment, and in the name of the public safety I here forbid the Banns...
Page 254 - Better, ten thousand times better, would it be that every press in the world were burnt, that the very use of letters were abolished, that we were returned to the honest ignorance of the rudest times, than that the results of civilisation should be made subservient to the purposes of barbarism, than that literature should...
Page 289 - And all the rule, one empire; only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable, add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance, add love, By name to come called charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loth To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far.

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